An Oversimplification of Her Beauty – Sundance Film Selection 2012

An Oversimplification of Her Beauty film by Terence Nance

Here’s a black love story like none you’ve seen.

I was reading another blog when I learned about this young brother, Terence Nance, whose film, An Oversimplification of Her Beauty, has been selected by the  Sundance Film Festival.  So I tried to find as much as I could  about this young man.  I have included a series of interviews and a teaser of his film, which looks very interesting, as well as being visually beautiful.  It’s the story of a young man who has fallen deeply in love and is fully experiencing the highs of love’s beauty as well as the lows and the emotional pains of love.   He’s a quixotic young man and through the experiences of his feelings, he learns about himself.

I’m proud of Terence because throughout the FIVE YEARS that it took for him to get his film to the Sundance, the journey didn’t break him.  He just kept plugging along, creating clever videos to promote the film and making the connections and doing the hard work necessary to get it funded.  He was able to raise the $20,000 he needed to complete the film.   And now the sweet victory of being chosen by Sundance!  Congratulations, Terence!

Dont forget to click the orange link for more info about Terence and Namik

http://   vimeo 13103023

An Oversimplification of Her Beauty • Teaser from Terence Nance • Terence Etc. on Vimeo.

5 Comments Add yours

  1. Lin says:

    First of all: LOVING the title, & diggin the diversity of the cats who put it all together. That’s one thing about Sundance. They really have proven to be much more democratic, open-minded & inclusive in their film choices and what is showcased than Hollywood tends to be. And if Sundance applauds your efforts, suddenly here come Hollyweird ready to cut you a check & distribute your latest masterpiece. Strange how that works. Suddenly, no one’s black, brown or yellow. Later for all dat! Green is the only color that truly matters.

    I wish them & their film mad success!

    On another note: Because I subscribe to the Indie Film Newsletter: I read that Spike’s latest joint was not shown much love there.


  2. Anna Renee says:

    That title alone is worth the price of admission, aint it? It’s like art in and of itself. And yes, it’s ugly how Hollywood comes calling after one has achieved at Sundance. But Hollywood is always about butchering and chopping and cutting and destroying art and artists. SELDOM, seldom does art come out of Hollyweird.

    The choice seems to be: Get into the Hollyweird machine and be diced and sliced and widely distributed or
    Remain small and have a certain number of TRUE fans who love and appreciate and understand what YOUR art is.

  3. Mark says:

    … it is my kind of ‘black love story’, and the irony is that it is more realistic than the Tyler Perry boondoggles that are foisted on the public…

    … money seduces… look at music and how it is crossed the different lines chasing after the almighty dollar… ego often demands that the artist succumb to the economics … how else do you explain Eddie Murphy’s career in film..?

  4. I love the trailer. Beautiful film. I love this very creative view of young Black Love. We should give this young Black filmmaker and his Leading Lady our support.

  5. Anna Renee says:

    @Mark – We black people love in many bright colors and different fashions with a myriad of intensities! This young man is a passionate lover – in the sense of how deep he puts his heart into. He fell in love, literally! I’m not sure about how Madea loves. It’s kinda a “Im gonna kick your @ss cuz that’s me, and once you realize I got it like that, and acquiesce, then I’ll sprinkle some Madea love on you”. At least that’s my take.

    @Deborah I agree with you and am doing my part to spread the knowledge of this film! Using Twitter and Facebook to do it. The trailer is so beautiful!

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